PLACE OF BIRTH Mysore
PERIOD 1865   -   1961
MUDRA Vasudeva
TOTAL NO.OF COMOSITIONS (APPROX) 192
NO.OF COMPOSITIONS LISTED IN OUR WEBSITE 191
NO.OF COMPOSITIONS LISTED IN OUR WEBSITE WITH LYRICS 191
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Mysore VaasudEvaacaarya - (1865-1961) His intial musical training was from Veena Padmanabhayya of Mysore, but his musical lineage can be traced to Saint Tyagaraja through Manambuchavadi Venkatasubbayyar and Patnam Subramania Iyer. As a teenager, his fame reached the Maharaja of Mysore, who had him sent to Tiruvayyar to learn music under Patnam Subramanya Iyer. He learned music there and then returned to Mysore and was appointed astaana vidwan athe royal court. Towards the end of his life, he was invited by Rukmini Arundale to teach at Kalakshetra and came to Madras. Eventually he became the principal of the school of arts. His contemporaries at Kalakshetra included Tiger Varadachariar, Veena Krishnamachariar and Mazhavaraya-nendal Subbarama Bhagavatar. He has more than 200 compositionsand published 150 himself, and now 140 are included in a set a set of 21 cassettes. His compositions include pada varnams, taana varnams, kritis, javalis, tillanas and ragamalikas, and he composed in both chaste Telugu and Sanskrit. He used common ragas and popularized ragas like abheri, behaag, and khamas (using kaakali Ni unlike Tyagaraja) with his famous compositions, but he also used unusual ragas like megharanjani, sunaadavinodini, pushpalatika, and sudda saalavi. His compositions were set in various talas. He is well known for the citta swaras he composed for his kritis. Mr.Ashok Madhav relates: Around 1930's, Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer rendered Vasudevacharya's kriti- 'Brochevarevarura' in Khamas with much polish in his concert. Vasudevacharya, who happened to be at the concert remarked to Vishwanatha Iyer "My composition like a simple girl was metamorphosed into a beautiful damsel. That is how well you beautified the composition with your embellishments". He lived for 96 years.
Devi
Mysore Vasudeva
19
Guru
Mysore Vasudeva
7
Guru - RaghavEndra Swami
Mysore Vasudeva
2
Guru - Ramana Maharshi
Mysore Vasudeva
1
Krishna
Mysore Vasudeva
49
Muruga
Mysore Vasudeva
1
N/A
Mysore Vasudeva
19
Narasimha
Mysore Vasudeva
3
Narayana
Mysore Vasudeva
12
Rama
Mysore Vasudeva
65
Santh
Mysore Vasudeva
1
Siva
Mysore Vasudeva
8
Venkatesa
Mysore Vasudeva
1
Vinayaka
Mysore Vasudeva
3
KEYWORDS RAGA THALA DEITY